Thursday, September 11, 2008

O Brother!

Well people like that reform. Maybe
we should get us some.

Pappy whips off his hat and slaps at Junior with it.

I'll reform you, you soft-headed
sonofabitch! How we gonna run reform
when we're the damn incumbent!

O Brother, Where Art Thou? by Joel and Ethan Coen

How indeed! It seems that one of the planks in the Republican platform this year is reform. Yeah, and when the junkie in charge of the medicine cabinet says he's going to fix things, he doesn't mean with a hammer and saw. And yet, there are people who are stupid enough to buy it, because like Junior O'Daniel, they are dim and thick and incurious.
The themes of the recent convention were all hypocritical in their own right, reform, service prosperity and peace.
McCain has already suggested he may reinstate the draft, hardly something we'd need in a time of peace. And McCain was the one who was pushing for an invasion of Iraq on the morning of 9/11. With McCain's incompetent and poor VP pick has stated that war with Russia may be needed, and the imbecile-in-chief is sending special forces into Pakistan, there is no "peace" in the Republican agenda.
It's as if they just took buzzwords that resonate well with American voters and didn't put anything behind them. It's pointless and meaningless, like applying the term maverick to a politician who voted with the president over 90% of the time.

1 comment:

Tom Harper said...

"When the junkie in charge of the medicine cabinet says he's going to fix things" -- that about sums it up. If McCain can actually trick voters into electing him because he's a "reformer" and a "maverick," it'll be the biggest con job of the century.